Baritone Duncan Rock studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently at the National Opera Studio, London.

A Jerwood Young Artist at the Glyndebourne Festival, he was the recipient of the 2010 John Christie Award.  He was also the winner of the 2012 Chilcott Award - the inaugural award from the Susan Chilcott Scholarship to support a ‘major young artist with the potential to make an international impact’.

Fast establishing himself as an outstanding young singer and performer, his engagements this season include Marcello in a new production of La Boheme at the English National Opera, Belcore in L'elisir d'Amore for Opera North,  his debut with the Houston Grand Opera as Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Glyndebourne Festival. 

 

Recent successes have included his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Marullo Rigoletto, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia for the Glyndebourne Festival and Deutsche Opera (Berlin), Don Giovanni for Boston Lyric Opera, Papageno The Magic Flute at the English National Opera, Novice’s Friend Billy Budd at the Glyndebourne Festival and again for the New York tour to Brooklyn Academy of Music, Billy Bigelow Carousel at the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris) and Marcello La Boheme for Opera North.  

Future seasons see him return to the Glyndebourne Festival, Covent Garden, the English National Opera, and Teatro Réal  (Madrid) and make his début at the Metropolitan Opera (New York).

Highlights on the concert platform include appearances at the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis and Sakari Oramo, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with David Hill and the London Symphony Orchestra with Valery Gergiev and Donald Runnicles.